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Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Hike the paths of Mt Gower to see 57 variations of endemic ferns and over 200 species of native birds, such as a variety of rare petrels, discovered to be breeding here in 1914. Bushwalking, natural history tours, talks, and guided hikes take place along the many trails leading up to the peak of the mountain, which is 875 meters (2,871 ft) high. The highly eroded mountain was produced about 6.3 million years ago by successive basalt lava flows that once filled a large volcanic crater. Evidence of this ancient activity can be seen as horizontal basalt strata on the mountain’s cliffs, which are occasionally interspersed with dikes. Put Mt Gower and other Lord Howe Island attractions into our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This hike/climb is absolutely incredible. I don't have a great head for heights and there are some hairy exposed parts that I found mentally very challenging but Georgina from Environmental Tours was....  more »
  • Definitely one of the great walks of Australia, but don't just turn up, regardless of your age, and expect to do this easily. Descibed as an 8 hour hike, our group completed in 6.5hrs, but the 10km.....  more »
  • To summit Mt Gower you need to do a bit of everything. Some hiking, tramping, water crossings, rappelling, lots of climbing and getting muddy👌🏽
  • This was one of the most challenging walks (actually no, climbs) I have ever done. The end result is definitely worth it. Jack was a wonderful guide with a wealth of knowledge. If you are scared of heights this is not the walk for you. On certain parts you are required to pull yourself up via rope and going down can seem even more intimidating. Would I recommend this to other people? - definitely, it is a veiw which is worth going through the pain to experience.

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